How to Make Fermented Giardiniera (Video)
Fermented Giardiniera is a tasty Probiotic-Rich Italian Pickle Relish condiment that’s perfect for topping on sandwiches, salads, and more!
  • CourseAppetizer
  • CuisineItalian
  • KeywordCondiments, Fermented Vegetables, Giardiniera, Giardiniera
Servings Prep Time
32 servings 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0minutes 2-3days
Servings Prep Time
32 servings 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0minutes 2-3days
  • 1 head Cauliflower florets
  • 6 Carrots, peeledsliced into 1/4″ rounds
  • 1 Red bell peppersliced into 2″ long strips
  • 2-3 Jalapeño pepperssliced into rings with membrane and seeds removed
  • 1 Yellow onion, peeledsliced into 2″ long strips
  • 2tablespoons Coarse ground Celtic sea saltif you’re using fine ground sea salt, just use 1 tablespoon
  • Chlorine-free waterenough to cover vegetables
  1. Mix all the ingredients together, except the salt, and pack into a 1/2 gallon sized jar.
  2. Tamp down vegetables to make sure they are packed into the jar tightly.
  3. Sprinkle salt into jar on top of vegetables.
  4. Add water to just cover vegetables, but do not fill the jar to the top.
  5. Place a weight on top of the vegetables and put a lid on the jar. (See video instructions.) Place jar in a bowl to catch any overflow during the fermentation process.
  6. Place jar in an undisturbed warm area and check vegetables each day. If using a traditional jar lid and not a “pickle pipe,” unscrew lid every day to “burp” the jar and allow the carbon dioxide to be released.
  7. After two days, begin to taste the vegetables to see if they are to your liking. Remember to always use clean utensils to do this and do not reinsert any utensils back into the jar if they have been used in your mouth.
  8. Once the ferment is to your liking, remove the weight and put a storage lid on the jar and refrigerate. The Giardiniera will stay fresh in the refrigerator for approximately 6 months.
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